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Grip ‘N Rip: Scott McWilliams

Each week Lacrosse Playground will be featuring a different lacrosse athlete as part of our “Grip ‘N Rip” series, where we’ll find out what the best use to fine tune their game. This week we are featuring Mountain Lakes LSM and University of Virginia commit, Scott McWilliams.


Each week Lacrosse Playground will be featuring a different lacrosse athlete as part of our “Grip ‘N Rip” series, where we’ll find out what the best use to fine tune their game. This week we are featuring Mountain Lakes LSM and University of Virginia commit, Scott McWilliams.

What head do you use?
I use a Proton Power.

What handle do you use?
A Gait Ice shaft.

Where does your pocket sit/what type of pocket do you prefer?
I prefer a pocket with a lot of hold.

Who is your stick doctor? Do you string it yourself or have a go-to-teammate/friend?
A teammate on my team strings my heads along with a lot of the other kids on the team.

What kind of mesh do you use (Hard, soft, traditional/leathers, marc , etc.)? Why?
I use hard mesh.

What is your preferred glove?
My preferred glove are the Brine Kings.

How much whip does your stick have?
My stick has a good amount of whip, but not too much.

Anything unique you do to your head or shaft (pocket up-keep, tape jobs, alterations, etc.)?
No I just change the tape job up every couple games to keep it looking good.

How long do you keep a stick before you get a new one?
I usually change my stick up every year.

What’s most important to you in a stick? What makes a good stick?
I like my stick to be light but durable and have a good amount of hold.

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